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Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)

Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)
Photo Information
Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/5.6
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-06 18:41
Viewed: 2836
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was up at Magee Marsh this past Saturday hoping to capture some warbler photos. This Scarlet Tanager was a bonus bird that I wasn't really expecting to get a shot of.

I occasionally see a Tanager or two while birding up at Magee every spring, but they are usually at the most tip top branches of the tallest trees. I was thrilled to find this particular bird perched about 50 foot up and in the open.

The Scarlet Tanager in breeding plumage is quite a sight to see in it's vivid red colors. The bird in nonbreeding plumage is another story altogether. Both the male and the female are an olive green color. The male keeps his black wings and tail color all year long.

Living in mature woodlands, especially Oak and Pine, they can be found from extreme southeastern Canada to east-central United States.

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Hi Ron,
beautiful colours of this bird. Perfect composition. Very good low point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Ron, great capture of lovely bird with fantastic color, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ron,
great capture of this beautiful bird with good sharpness and a well chosen POV. I especially like the wonderful colours and the nice eye contact.
Best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-05-07 1:17]

What a color of this bird, beautiful against the blue background. well captured. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-05-07 2:47]

Hi Ron,a nice and elegant position and a very bright red,beautiful capture and nice composition too,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-07 4:21]
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Hello Ron,
A striking bird indeed! And looking kindly towards the photographer. Well composed picture with the branch used as diagonal. I just wonder if you didn't use a little too much" smoothing" PP-tool.
Kind regards

Hello Ron
What a beauty! Wonderful capture from a great POV,beautiful colours and great sharpness also.Congrats!
Thank You
Best regards

Bonjour Ron,
Très belle attitude du sujet saisie dans une lumière bien maîtrisée et sous un bon angle de prise de vue.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Ron,

A great capture with such striking & vivid colors, sharpness & pose. Very nicely done & TFS.



Hello Ron,
What a splendid colourful image in great quality and composition. A real pleasure to view, especially as it is a first for me. Well done.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-07 8:20]

Hi Ron,
Very beautiful photo. Gorgeous pose with eye contact.
Regards from Lesvos,

What a beautiful bird! And a very nice composition again, looks like you're really getting the hang of bird photography, Ron. An excellent addition to your Treknature portfolio. :-)

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-05-07 11:46]

Hello Ron,
Very beautiful sharp detailed photo of this Scarlet Tanager.Very good DOF against a nice blurred background. Excellent POV and composition.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2012-05-09 14:42]

Magnifica foto de qualidade muito boa com nitidez cor e composição excelente parabéns por esta bela imagem.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-05-09 15:10]

Splendid image, Ron!
Excellent sharpness and great frontal POV; nice eye contact and beautiful contrast of colours. Compliments! A great work!

Hello Ron.
This is an amazing bird shot. Vibrant red chest and very nice sharp focus in the frame. Lovely details and pleasing silenced background.
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Hello Ron

Beautiful close-up photo of the Scarlet Tanager,
with a fine POV giving a beautiful eye-contact,
beautiful light and color tones, TFS


Hola Ron, una foto hermosa de una especie que he perseguido por largo tiempo sin buenos resultados. Color impresionante así como el enfoque y entorno...saludos.

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